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Take a Girlfriend GIFT SHOPPING Getaway!

Shop The Mill, The Mall, Main Street, Maple Lawn and more to find gifts for everyone! What could be more fun then a girlfriend GIFT SHOPPING getaway before all the holiday hoopla? Learn more…

Pet-Friendly Places, Events, Pubs & Inns

“Top 10 Places is U.S. for Pet Lovers” according to US News & World Report, so bring Rover over (and Fluffy, Polly, Charlotte, Nemo…)

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A golfer’s paradise for putt-putt to the pros!

Turf Valley SM

Beginners and pros will enjoy several scenic and challenging courses. Indulge in Waverly Woods Golf Club, an outstanding Arthur Hills designed course and upscale Hobbits Glen, or enjoy tee time in our neighborhood golf courses like Timbers of Troy, Willow Springs and Fairway Hills.

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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